December 10, 2017
Umeda Sky Building

Umeda Sky Building

Floating observatory at the Umeda Sky Building. Umeda Sky Building. We were meeting a friend of my wife near Osaka station and happened to arrive early. […]
October 7, 2017

Lets count in Japanese!

Let’s count to 100 in Japanese! Konnichiwa, today we are going to learn to count in Japanese. I have painstakingly created these images with Adobe Photoshop […]
October 6, 2017
Hakata Gion Yamakasa

Hakata Gion Yamakasa

Hakata Gion Yamakasa We were very excited to witness some of the festival known as Hakata Gion Yamakasa. This takes place every year in the first […]
September 28, 2017
Nara Park

The Sika Deer of Nara Park

Nara Park Nara Park is one of the oldest public parks in Japan. Located in the city of Nara in the Kansai region which is the […]
September 27, 2017
goshuin

Goshuin, the honorable red-stamp notebook.

Collecting Goshuin Goshuin, or Shuin(the “go” is an honoriffic to show respect) are special stamps that you can receive from most Japnese temples and shrines. The […]
September 14, 2017
kitano Tenmangu

Kitano Tenmangu

Lots to see and do at Kitano Tenmangu! We visited Kitano Tenmangu Shrine in the northwest part of Kyoto. It is a great place to visit […]
September 4, 2017
Beppu Beach Sand Bath

Beppu Beach Sand Bath

Beppu Beach Sand Bath Before leaving Beppu we made a visit to the Beppu Beach Sand Bath, or Sand Onsen. Beppu is famous for their onsen. […]
September 3, 2017
Hyogo Daibutsu

Hyogo Daibutsu

Hyogo Daibutsu Nofukuji Temple It was raining the day we went to Kobe but I had to see the Hyogo Daibutsu at Nofukuji Temple. We did […]
September 3, 2017
Momofuku Ando Instant Ramen Museum

Momofuku Ando Instant Ramen Museum

Momofuku Ando Instant Ramen Museum On our second trip to Japan, our first adventure was to the Momofuku Ando Instant Ramen Museum in Osaka. If you’re […]